ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It looks like a small fraction of St. Louis city residents will be deciding the issues on next week’s primary ballot.
Officials with the St. Louis election board are running their final tests on the voting machines that will be distributed to polling places for next Tuesday’s vote, and deputy director Ken Franklin was asked about the expected turnout.
“15 to 21 percent, just based on the primaries,” he says. “These elections typically don’t have the volume of a November election, which have a higher turnout.”
Franklin says they continue working to make sure casting a ballot is not a time-consuming process.
“This year, some of the wards will actually have check-in processes with the poll pads, so that will be interesting,” he says. “So, getting through the line hopefully will be much quicker.”
In addition to a Congressional race, several statewide offices, and proposed constitutional amendments, St. Louis city voters will also decides nominees for license collector, recorder of deeds and collector of revenue.
The primary is on August 5.
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)
MORE POLITICS NEWS:
- Harsh Anti-Clinton Tweets Posted On University City Account
- St. Louis County Hopes to Avoid Repeat of April Election Problems
- KMOX on the Campaign Trail with Catherine Hanaway
- KMOX on the Campaign Trail with Peter Kinder
- Recent Poll Shows Illinois Democrats Favor Durbin for Governor in 2018
- When it Comes to Women Leading Nations, U.S. is Behind. Why?